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Video Game Reviews - Cubed3 & Game News Australia

Working with Cubed3 and Game News Australia, I have written, edited and uploaded video game reviews exploring different styles and genres. Below are some of my favourite reviews.

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

There are no two ways around it, Rift Apart is the most beautiful game I’ve ever played.

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Returnal

Returnal not only cements its place as an innovative roguelike but is a must have Playstation 5 exclusive.

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New Pokemon Snap

New Pokémon Snap not only resparks the magic of its predecessor, but serves as a celebration of 25 years of Pokémon.

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Crash Bandicoot 4

The world design is crisp and filled with humour, the levels overflow with creativity and completing them is satisfying.

Cubed3's 2020 GOTY Feature

I was asked to be a part of Cubed3's 2020 Game of the Year feature article. Below are my entries discussiing The Last of Us Part II  and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. You can read the full feature here.

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The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II is one of the greatest games ever made. Naughty Dog ambitiously tells a complex story around flawed characters that not only builds upon Joel and Ellie's first adventure, but profusely questions the morality of characters and players alike.

Though the game is emotionally daunting and uncomfortably violent, moments of love and joy shine through the otherwise bleak world, presenting hope and hate in such an interwoven way.

The environments are as shocking as they are beautiful, the stealth action gameplay is as intense as it is outstandingly designed and every cut scene is expertly written and performed.

 

From the opening moments to the final confrontation, The Last of Us Part II is a masterclass in game design and storytelling. This is not only one of the best games of the year, but a generation defining experience.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

From the revised combat system to the gorgeous visuals, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an incredible adaptation of the PlayStation 1 classic. Cloud's adventure through Midgar is overflowing with charm.

Side characters have been fleshed out, environments are rich with beauty and the boss fights feature some of the most intense action sequences I've ever experienced.

 

A heart pumping score, emotional dialogue and just enough cheesiness makes this game a brilliant beginning for a story that is sure to surprise Final Fantasy veterans and newcomers alike.

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